Top 5 Best New PS4 Games: The Heavy Christmas List

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Christmas is right around the corner, and without a doubt, one of the people you’re shopping for is a self-proclaimed gamer. Maybe that person is you. Since the launch of the PlayStation 4, Sony’s console has been the best-selling next-gen system, and for good reason: It’s got an updated controller, powerful specs and a great library of games, among other attractive features.

Speaking of games, here are five new PS4 games that will make great Christmas gifts, whether you’re buying them for a child, sibling, parent or yourself.


1. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Official Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare Reveal TrailerCall of Duty®: Advanced Warfare envisions battlegrounds of the future, where both technology and tactics have evolved to usher in a new era of combat for the franchise. Power changes everything on November 4th, 2014. For the latest intel, check out: http://www.callofduty.com/advancedwarfare, https://www.facebook.com/CallofDuty, http://instagram.com/callofduty and follow on Twitter https://twitter.com/callofduty or https://twitter.com/SHGames.2014-05-02T05:44:01.000Z

Call of Duty is one series that has withstood the test of time, with releases spanning more than a decade and three console generations. The franchise has tackled everything from World War II-era battles to modern-day combat. The newest entry in the series, Advanced Warfare, takes place in the future, where jetpacks and hovering grenades are staples in military technology. Sure, it might look like Titanfall at a glance, but Advanced Warfare is a title all its own, and it’s bound to be a best seller just like its annually released brethren. I mean, even IGN gave it a 9.1.

Price: $49.95 (17 percent off MSRP)

Buy Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare here.



2. Far Cry 4

Far Cry 4 – Survive Kyrat TrailerThe setting for Far Cry 4 is dangerous and full of unpredictable characters.2014-10-14T19:44:34.000Z

Do you like first-person shooters set in a giant open world? How about ziplining, hang gliding, big game hunting and killing bad guys? If so, Far Cry 4 is up your alley. The newest addition to the series steps away from the lush environment of the tropics from Far Cry 3 and drops you in the middle of a civil war in the Himalayas. Besides moving your way through the story, there will be distractions to keep your entertained. The most attractive feature is a new one that allows players to invite friends who don’t even own the full game into their world to conquer cooperative missions together. If allowing your buddies to game with you free of charge to them isn’t a great idea, I don’t know what is.

Price: $49.85 (17 percent off MSRP)

Buy Far Cry 4 here.



3. Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V: The Official TrailerGrand Theft Auto V is coming September 17, 2013. Pre-order now and visit http://www.rockstargames.com/V for more details. Los Santos: a sprawling metropolis full of self-help gurus, starlets and fading celebrities struggling to stay afloat in an era of economic uncertainty and cheap cable TV. Amidst the turmoil, three very different criminals risk everything in a series of daring and dangerous heists that could set them up for life. http://www.rockstargames.com/V ESRB Rating: MATURE with Intense Violence, Blood and Gore, Nudity, Mature Humor, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content, Use of Drugs and Alcohol2013-08-29T14:58:39.000Z

Rockstar Games knows how to make a living, breathing world. The Grand Theft Auto series is known for giving players absolute freedom in violent, crime-ridden cities parodying America’s most famous locales. In Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar Games allows for players to switch seamlessly between three protagonists: a rich family man struggling with maintaining relationships, a bonafide gangster and a psychotic hillbilly. Heists are a new addition that mimic the famous bank robbery mission everybody loves from Grand Theft Auto IV. All the other stuff people adore about GTA is there: guns, strip clubs, sweet rides and a solid story tying it all together. There’s a reason Grand Theft Auto V is sitting pretty at a 97 on Metacritic.

Price: $54.88 (9 percent off MSRP)

Buy Grand Theft Auto V here.



4. Dragon Age: Inquisition

DRAGON AGE™: INQUISITION Official Trailer – The Iron BullVisit DragonAge.com for the latest updates: http://o.ea.com/30868 Images not representative of actual gameplay. The Iron Bull is a powerful Qunari warrior, and leader of the Bull’s Chargers, a famous network of mercenaries. With his immense strength, and enthusiasm for crushing enemies, he provides necessary muscle to the Inquisition. The threat will unite them… you will lead them. Click here http://bit.ly/1qlXLrp to begin your quest for the Red Lyrium Reapers Weapons Pack. Explore the lore, rank up through the Inquisition, and be rewarded with Dragon Age: Inquisition bonus content. Darkness now spreads to every corner of Thedas. Watch as the Inquisitor leads a team of legendary warriors against the demonic forces of the Breach. Dragon Age: Inquisition available now. Lead them or fall.2014-11-08T16:59:18.000Z

BioWare is known for its ability to craft deep, intricate, personal stories. Just look at the best-selling Mass Effect series, which, in this humble editor’s opinion, is the best sci-fi universe to be created in any medium ever. The original Dragon Age was a critical and commercial success, with its long and detailed campaign where choices mattered. Dragon Age II didn’t hold up as well, though it’s still a great game. With Dragon Age: Inquisition, BioWare went all out in an effort to create one of the greatest fantasy RPGs ever. The developer’s track record proves they were capable of handling the task, giving players a sprawling world to explore, a brilliant story where player choice matters and a fun combat system players can tailor to their play style.

Price: $59.89

Buy Dragon Age: Inquisition here.



5. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – Banished from Death Story TrailerGame komt op 7 oktober 2014 uit. Meer info op: http://www.xgn.nl/360/nieuws/55243/releasedatum-en-trailer-voor-middle-earth-shadow-of-mordor/2014-04-02T13:46:03.000Z

Any The Lord of the Rings buff will feel right at home with Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. The game is set sometime between The Hobbit and Tolkien’s famous trilogy about Frodo’s quest to Mount Doom as Talion, a Ranger of Gondor stationed near the Black Gate leading into the evil land of Mordor, is forced to watch his family be butchered by Uruks. What follows is a classic revenge action game dripping with Tolkien lore. What sets Shadow of Mordor apart is its nemesis system, which grants military ranks to Talion’s enemies. The Uruks are constantly vying for dominance, and the player can manipulate them to his will using special powers and abilities, making each play a unique experience.

Price: $47.99 (20 percent off MSRP)

Buy Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor here.



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